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May 24 2016

The Top 10 Castle Episodes of All-Time

Castle ended this month, after eight seasons on the air, amid a swirl of controversy. The show chose not to renew Stania Katic’s contract, and plans for Season 9 included Rick Castle (Nathan...
April 1 2016

The Best Female Sleuths in Pop Culture, Part II

Sleuth fans, we’re back again, and this time with an even longer list of the best women detectives, crime fighters, and amateur mystery solvers pop culture has to offer.  When we published...
December 22 2015

A Criminal Christmas

I will never be Buddy the Elf. Anyone who's known me for longer than a hot minute knows the Yuletide season turns me into an absolute Grinch pre-heart-growing-three-times-bigger. The sight...
November 13 2014

When TV Romance Turns to Murder, You Can Win!

For me, it all started with Ned and Nancy. Nancy Drew was an independent woman (girl) but she still made room in her busy sleuthing schedule to let Ned hang around and bounce clues off. He was...
January 13 2014

Man of a Thousand Faces: Nathan Fillion Tracks Doppelgangers

It's one thing when we, as non-celebrities, track down our celebrity dopplegangers, but last week Nathan Fillion joined the ranks. Fillion spent part of his week tracking down his celebrity doppelgangers—asking...
July 26 2013

Castle: A Modern Day Thin Man?

It is a tenet of television that a show featuring sexual tension between two lead characters should never consummate their relationship lest the show lose what made it great in the first place. It...
June 14 2013

Our Favorite 10 Dads of TV Crime

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, we wanted to celebrate 10 of our favorite dads of TV crime. Half are crime-fighters, half are criminals, but each dad leaves an indelible mark (and dirty socks). 1)...
May 30 2013

New Series Premiere: King & Maxwell

On Monday, June 10, TNT will premiere King & Maxwell, a new private eye drama with romantic overtones. The show stars Jon Tenney (Fritz from The Closer and Major Crimes) and Rebecca Romijn (Alexis...
March 31 2013

Mourning The Walking Dead’s Merle with Replacement Dixons?

We don't know what to do with ourselves since losing half of one of the most kick-ass love-hate teams on TV. (Check out all our recaps and provocative commentary here.)  Sure, brothers Merle...
December 15 2012

Til Death Do Us Part: TV’s Top Crime Fighting Couples

Crime  TV is full of crime fighting super-couples, but no two duos are exactly alike. Here are my all-time faves. 10. Brenda Leigh Johnson and Fritz Howard, The Closer The only reason...
December 12 2012

Opposites Attract: Why We Love Both Castle and The Wire

I was looking at my collection (yes, I do this a lot) and I was wondering. How can I have on the same shelf genres such as hard-boiled, gritty, literary, noir, literary noir, police procedurals,...
December 1 2012

Real Life Castle: He’s No Comic

I'm a huge fan of ABC's Castle. It seems like the perfect storm of a premise for crime writers—a well-known mystery author who works with the NYPD to get inspiration for his novels,...
October 30 2012

Drink Deeply of Halloween Crime Cocktails!

Halloween is almost here. Some friends and I decided we needed to create, borrow, and adapt beverages for our favorite Halloween crime classics—both books and TV shows. We got together to mix...
October 25 2012

Just an Evening Giggle for Our Castle Fans!

Nathan Fillion on WhoSay
September 25 2012

Castle Season Five Premiere: “After the Storm”

The season opener starts with Kate and Rick in bed. Enjoying their coffee, they talk about how wonderful the previous night was and Castle even talks about how he hopes it wasn’t just a circumstantial...
September 20 2012

Welcome Back, Castle!

It’s been a long summer away from the Castle crew, but never fear, the new season starts this Monday, September 24, at 10 p.m. on ABC with “After the Storm.”  After the season...
September 5 2012

Fall Television: What Will You Watch?

Back to school means the return of many of our favorite TV shows.  Major Crimes, Copper, and Grimm have already started, and we’ll have to wait until 2013 for BBC’s Sherlock, but plenty...
July 8 2012

The Crime Fighter Fashion Awards and Brenda Leigh’s Purse Sweepstakes

Crime fighters range from the absolutely well-dressed to those who can’t even manage to get the crumbs off their shirts. Can you imagine Magnum without his Hawaiian shirts or Columbo without his...
May 13 2012

Mother Knows Best: Mom’s Favorite Crime Fiction

“Listen to your mother.”  Excellent words of advice, so today on the occasion of Mother’s Day, we are going to give some of our mothers the opportunity to make crime fiction book and TV recommendations....
May 8 2012

Castle Season Four Finale: “Always”

If you haven’t watched all of this season of Castle yet, stop reading and go catch up. This episode is worth it. Who Killed Beckett’s Mother? We start out with a recap from seasons past...
April 18 2012

Seriously Sloppy Sleuths: The Best and Worst of TV Detectives

We can’t all be perfect all of the time, and let’s face it, flawed characters are eminently more interesting, but there is a difference between a character who is deeply flawed and a character who...
March 30 2012

Quirky Does It: TV’s Current Crop of Off-Kilter Cops (and Consultants)

It’s funny to think that not too many years ago, TV was filled with straight-up police procedurals. They had always been with us, of course, going back to Dragnet (generally regarded as Hollywood’s...
March 15 2012

Dying of Laughter: The Small Screen’s Top 5

Some of us like our crime TV, and life, with a splash of humor.  This is the count down for the top five funniest crime shows. Some shows—like Get Smart—didn’t make the list because...
March 13 2012

The Script Gods Decree Castle and Beckett Will Be Together

The following will be miscellaneous highlights from my adventure with epically good sport Heather Waters, also known as redline_ , through the #CastleChase scavenger hunt, which was followed by an episode...
March 9 2012

Criminal Element’s joining the Castle Chase!

Tonight, there’s a special event in NYC that should be fun (if we don’t embarrass ourselves). A scavenger hunt is being held through locations in the city, and the clues are coming out on...
February 24 2012

Where Have All the Cool Cars Gone?

Do me a favor. Close your eyes and think of Magnum P.I. It’s no stretch to say you thought of two things: a mustache and a Ferrari.  Let’s try again. Starsky & Hutch. Let me...
December 9 2011

Crime Fiction’s Ten Greatest Bromances

As a genre, mystery is famous for its loners, guys like Jack Reacher, Monk and Lucas Davenport. But mysteries are also rife with bromances, all you have to do is look. What exactly is a bromance? The...
September 22 2011

Castle, Fritz or Booth: The Perfect Male Sidekick?

Television today is filled with strong women crime fighters. Detective Kate Beckett on Castle, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer and Dr. Temperance Brennan on Bones are prime examples....
September 20 2011

Castle Rises: The Season 4 Premiere

Last spring, when I wrote about the Season 3 finale of Castle, I spoke of Kate Beckett’s heart and how it is her journey that has the most traction in this series, that, from a certain point of view,...
August 19 2011

Castle Is Back!

Well, almost. Castle returns in one month, on September 19th, for season four. As far as I am concerned it can’t come soon enough.  (Update: It finally came! Click here to read a...